Financial Aid

The biggest changes in 40 years to Financial Aid will start with the 2024-2025 academic year.

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Mission Statement:  Student Financial Aid Services at Tacoma Community College is committed to the equitable delivery of all available resources in an efficient and effective manner.  Our services are designed to meet the needs of a diverse population and to promote education, enhance employability and encourage student success.


Nearly 60 percent of all TCC students receive some kind of financial aid to help pay for school. Here’s how we can help you make an investment in your education. (Don't forget to learn about financial literacy too.)

Summer Office Hours (June 17, 2024 – August 30, 2024)

Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday: 8:00 am – 5:30 pm

Wednesday: Office is closed to in-person advising and phone assistance. The closure allows for staff to focus on 2024-25 file processing, meetings, and training. For assistance that cannot wait until Thursday morning, please email our office at

Friday: TCC Campus closed

Contact Information

Be sure to include your student ID number in your email, or your name and date of birth.
We will try our best to respond within 2 business days.

Phone: 253-566-5080  
You will need to leave a voicemail.  Be sure to say your name and callback number clearly, and include your student ID number if you have one.
We will try our best to respond within 2 business days. 

Fax: 253-460-2020

Financial Aid and Planning Self-Enrollment

If you will be enrolled here at Tacoma Community College in future quarters and would like to receive financial Aid assistance during your quarters of enrollment, please be advised that our process of accessing financial aid forms to complete your financial aid application has changed.

You will need to follow the instructions below:

  1. Log into your TCC Student Canvas page - Financial Aid and Planning: Click Here to Enroll - and select - "Enroll in Course".
  2. Locate the following course - "Financial Aid and Planning" on your Dashboard
  3. Under module, you will find "Financial Aid Forms"; you will be notified of the specific form(s) requested from our office.
You may submit documents by one of three ways
  • Online: Financial Aid Form
  • In person: Bring to the Financial Aid Office in bldg. 14 (mail slot in office front door)
  • By mail:
    Financial Aid Services
    Tacoma Community College
    6501 S. 19th St., Bldg. 14
    Tacoma, WA 98466

When should I apply for financial aid?

When applying for financial aid make sure to start the process at least six weeks before the deadline. Because some funds are limited and awarded to eligible priority applicants only, this will give you the best shot at getting the maximum amount of aid possible. Don’t forget: All students must apply for aid every school year. At TCC the school year starts with the fall quarter.

What Quarter Do You Want to Start?

Below you will find new quarter start dates and file completion deadlines.

Quarter You Want To Start Financial Aid Deadline Class Open Enrollment Begins Tuition is Due Quarter Begins
Summer 2024 April 4, 2024 May 20, 2024 June 6, 2024 June 24, 2024
Fall 2024 July 11, 2024 May 20, 2024 Sept. 5, 2024 Sept. 23, 2024
Winter 2025 Oct. 11, 2024 Nov. 12, 2024 Dec. 19, 2024 Jan. 6, 2025

FAFSA and WASFA Completion Assistance

Please feel free to contact us to help you with financial aid completion.

Gabriel "G" Dumbrique


Financial Aid Application Resources 

Applying for financial aid involves careful documentation. Please read the following information thoroughly - we want you to succeed! 

Student Consumer Information

Tacoma Community College provides the following information to the general public, faculty, staff, and students, current or prospective. State and federal laws, and college policy, dictates the criteria for some of this information.

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